UFI Blog

by McKayla Skinner Recently, BBC News published an article entitled Canadian Baby ‘First Without Gender Designation’ On Health Card. The article talks about a non-binary transgender person (neither completely male or female) known as Kori Doty (originally a female), who gave birth to a baby...

by William C. Duncan At the close of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent term, the Court issued an important religious liberty decision and announced another decision was likely to come during the next term. The recent Trinity Lutheran decision involved a Missouri religious preschool that had applied for a...

by Diane Robertson As a parent of many children, I have run the gamut of affordable school choices. I started my kids in public school. Dabbled for a couple years in home schooling, tried out a renowned charter school and ultimately pulled my kids out formal...

by Alannah Hurley Recently, a transgender boy who identifies as a girl, joined an all-girls track team, competed in state competitions, and came in first on multiple times during these competitions. “Andraya Yearwood, is the boy and his success knocked out other top contenders who are...

by Miriam Merrill Abortion headlines seemingly dot newspapers more than ever. Oregon is preparing to sign the most radical pro-abortion bill in the United States, making tax- funded abortions free with no informed consent and no parental consent or notification for minors required. Sex-selective abortions would...

by Diane Robertson Michelle Cretella, M.D. and president of the American College of Pediatricians declared that affirming children’s wishes to live as the opposite gender is child abuse. “Today’s institutions that promote transition affirmation are pushing children to impersonate the opposite sex, sending many of them down...

United Families International was privileged to have university students accompany us to the Commission on the Status of Women. Madisen Busenbark shares what she learned while at the United Nations. It’s been nearly 4 months now, and I still can’t get it off my mind. The Big...

by Christie Masters This 4th of July marked the first time I have had the privilege to participate in our community’s annual parade. The early morning saw our historic downtown quickly fill with the different groups that would be walking (or riding) down the long streets...

by McKayla Skinner The Nurx app (Pronounced New RX) and others like it, promote birth control at the click of a button, without the personal assistance of a pharmacist or a visit to the doctor’s office. Nurx offers birth control such as: the pill, patch and...

  by McKayla Skinner  Parent-child communication is often challenging. Across time and culture almost all parents have had to confront contention in their homes, and most have realized that they needed to change the communication patterns in their family. As a young mother with three children under...

by Diane Robertson Free speech has been under attack for many years now. Any speech deemed offensive is being punished and those punishments are being cheered from all sides of the political spectrum. It seems that Americans no longer comprehend freedom of speech. The Bill of rights...

by Diane Robertson By redefining consensus as fact, conformity as diversity, and violence as tolerance a new progressive movement has succeeded in stifling speech in America and other Western Nations. When an individual or group attempts to publicly speak truth in opposition to the progressive consensus,...

by Erin Weist Sometimes the question comes up among traditional marriage supporters about how to defend marriage in the face of those who invoke statements such as, “love wins,” or “people can’t help who they love,” or “it’s all about love.”  Indeed, that would be tough...

by Breaunna Stone Many people proclaim themselves to be “pro life,” or “pro choice.” I claim to be both. I am pro life in the sense that I believe that a new life is created at the time of conception, and that every life created, has...

by Diane Robertson The Canadian senate just destroyed science, sanity, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and freedom of religion. They passed the most ridiculous anti-freedom law yet to hit the books of a western nation. In a vote of 63 to 11, the senate added...

by Alannah Hurley Recently, I did what some would call unfathomable, what some wish they could do, and what some have already done – I quit social media. At first it was hard not having that constant entertainment at my fingertips, but it also felt as...

by Miriam Merrill The world continues to advocate for female empowerment but fails to acknowledge the irreplaceable role fathers have in contributing to the movement. I consider myself a strong woman. For my 13th birthday I received a thick book called “Women Making America” filled with...

by Diane Robertson We need fathers. The politically correct modern notion that as long as a child seems loved and cared for, then it won’t matter who raises the child is just wrong. Children need fathers. Society needs fathers. Mothers need fathers. For years fathers have gotten...

by Alannah Hurley “I made a decision to choose abstinence for my life and I stayed true to that commitment. When I was 15 years old, I made a decision that I wanted to save sex for one man only and that was my future husband. Choosing...

by Diane Robertson Do you remember when gay marriage debates were happening all over and those who did not want it to become legalized would receive the question: How can my marriage affect yours? Since that time, married couples could probably come up with a specific answer...

Guest post by Tina Mann I recently attended a meeting at my local middle school to discuss the upcoming sex education classes. After reassuring the parents of the district’s policy to teach abstinence-based classes, which sounded like a positive approach to me, the teacher played several...

Guest post by Paola Zorrilla Soto Working parents, unresolved conflict between adults, divorce, separation, stepfamilies, two homes, addictions, long-awaited child, an only child, only grandchild, the oldest child, the youngest child, neglect, abuse, overcompensating a child for different reasons, lack of good parenting skills, and so...

by Diane Robertson Physician assisted suicide (PAS) proponents in the state of Vermont pushed for officials to interpret the PAS law to require all doctors either to counsel terminally ill patients or to refer them for counseling about assisted suicide. The state health department made counseling...

by Alannah Hurley The birth of my daughter was the most beautiful thing I could have ever experienced. My little gift from heaven took her first breath on that day and now it is, and forever will be, one of my favorite occasions to celebrate. I...

by Erin Weist Last year, Feb. 2016, several American groups filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against a therapy group claiming to treat unwanted same-sex attraction.  The complaint, brought by the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), and...